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Christine “Chris” Richardson, age 63, of Grand Rapids died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, October 30, 2021. She was born June 16, 1958, in Grand Rapids, to the late Stanley and Rosemary Wasko.  Chris married Edward Richardson in April of 1985; together they share 4 children.  Chris enjoyed cooking, camping, and gardening her flowers, she could always grow something out of nothing.

She will be remembered by her children, Jessie (Justin) Brunink, Abby (Noe Castaneda), Rudy (Jessica) Richardson, and Jenna (Jessie Sutton) Richardson; grandchildren, Eviana, Asher, Benton, Weston, Colton, Cameron, Isaiah, and Merritt; sister, Mary Sue Pelak; brother, Mike Wasko; her longtime partner, Christopher Davis; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., at Kosciuszko Hall located at 935 Park Street S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Deb Wagner on November 2, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Sending all my love and prayers to you kids and the rest of Chris’s family and friends. I’ve loved her as a great friend ever since I first met her, she taught me so many things, every time I make chicken and dumplings I think of her, camping at the gravel pits, swimming with our kids, you name it, we did it!! I’ll miss you Chris, til we meet again in Heaven! Love you and always will!!

  2. Michelle den Uyl on November 2, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Sending love and peace to you and your family

  3. Julie VanderWall on November 3, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Many prayers and love to all of you in the loss of your Mother. She must be up in Heaven planting flowers for Jesus. God Bless you all.

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